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Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S


Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S
Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S (Vaio VPC-Y Series)
AMD E-350 2 x 1.6 GHz, Zacate
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6310, Core: 200 MHz, Memory: 533 MHz, DirectX 11, Shader 5.0, UVD3, 8.792.0.0
2048 MB 
, PC3-10600 667MHz
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, CMO N116BGE-L41, glossy: yes
Toshiba MK3265GSXN, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Realtek ALC269 @ ATI SB800 - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Line out, microphone, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, Memory Stick Duo
Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit/s), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 290 x 202.8 ( = 0.98 x 11.42 x 7.98 in)
38 Wh Lithium-Ion, Lithium-Ion, 3500mAh VGP-BPS21B
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Webcam: 0.3MP 640×480
Additional features
PMB VAIO Edition, Remote Keyboard, Remote Play with PlayStation 3, 24 Months Warranty
1.431 kg ( = 50.48 oz / 3.15 pounds), Power Supply: 140 g ( = 4.94 oz / 0.31 pounds)
499 Euro



Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 58%, features: 57%, display: 68% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S

83% Review Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Vaio discount. With a price tag of under 500 Euros, Sony's 11.6 inch subnotebook is entering an aggressively priced market segment. Music, mobile surfing, and high definition movies: AMD Fusion is supposed to satisfy precisely these requirements, and at the same time achieve very good battery run times.
100% Sony Vaio Y-series 11.6in review
Source: It Pro English version
There's a lot like about the 11.6in Sony Vaio Y from its comfortable keyboard to its reasonably long battery life and bright screen. Best of all is its low price of £343 ext VAT. Although we suspect similarly-priced budget ultraportable laptops with equally good battery life based on Intel processors will soon be available, for now the Vaio Y is a good choice if you need a light laptop at a low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

71% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 100% performance: 22% features: 55% display: 92% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 75%
100% Qual der Wahl
Source: PC Magazin - 8/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
88% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-YB1S1E/S
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% features: 82% display: 82% mobility: 94% ergonomy: 98% emissions: 84%
83% Test Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 61% display: 68% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 88%
Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
100% Sony VAIO VPCYB1S1E, la alternativa AMD
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Portátil ultraligero Sony VAIO basado en AMD VISION
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90%
60% Vaio VPCYB1S1E/S
Source: 01Net French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Sony Vaio VPCYB1S1E/S - pomiędzy netbookiem i laptopem
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%
60% Обзор ноутбука Sony Vaio YB1S1R/S
Source: Retera RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 31% display: 46% mobility: 60% emissions: 70%


AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.431 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.

83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)